Skills Highlights

Francesca Ecsery 004

  • Digital / Multiplatform distribution strategy. 20 years of delivering growth strategies in retail and digital multiplatform distribution businesses with Thomas Cook, Thorn EMI, Going Places, STA Travel, IfYouTravel, and Cheapflights Media.
  • International – Speaks 6 languages, fluent in French, English, Portuguese, Hungarian and Spanish, travelled to 89 countries, lived and worked in many of them. 
  • Analytical / Strategic. Former McKinsey consultant and Harvard MBA. As an executive, developed and imp­lemented innovative corporate profit driving interventions. As a NED, works effectively with execs to support them deliver on the company’s strategy with a collaborative but challenging style.
  • Executive / Director Experience. 20 years in consumer focused industries ranging from corporate such as PepsiCo, Thomas Cook, Thorn EMI, Going Places and STA Travel to digital start-ups and small companies such as IfYouTravel, Destinex and Cheapflights Media.
  • Portfolio Non- Executive Board Director. 19 years of board level experience in executive, advisory and non-executive capacities. Currently NED at a FTSE 250 Investment Trust (Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust Plc.) an AIM listed Green Utility (Good Energy Group Plc.), a motor distribution company (Marshall Motor Holdings plc.) a creative communications consultancy (Vista Ltd.) and a retail stockbroker (Share Plc., where I am an FCA approved Director).
  • Consumer Marketing / Branding. Started brand management career on Walkers Crisps (PepsiCo) progressed to delivering brand strategy from concept to implementation for Going Places, IfYouTravel and Cheapflights Media. As a NED, working with board and executive directors on these disciplines. 
  • Sales / Commercial. As an executive, have created highly profitable revenues through new business, negotiations, performance management and process reengineering initiatives in a wide range of companies of up to £1.5bn t/o as well as complete start-ups. As a NED, working with board and executive directors on how to leverage these skills.